You could use Naver to calculate Busan Subway Fare which is pretty similar to Seoul subway fare calculation that I did before.
The differences are:
- Busan only have 3 subway lines
- Fare is more expensive than Seoul
- The journey is very time consuming between each locations.
- Use Hanabi or Mybi cards instead. Note: You can use T-money Seoul in Busan but you must reload it in Seoul.
Check out Hanaro website here
(Only in Korean)
and T-Money image + cost saving tips here
Check out Mybi website here
I guess because many Japanese tourists visit South Korea through Busan, hence the fare is more expensive. Maybe? Hehe..
You could take a ferry to go to Shimonoseki, Japan from Busan Port. Malaysians, make sure you apply for Japan Visa in Malaysia before you want to embark to Japan via Busan Port. You can't apply Japan Visa in South Korea.
Fare is based on each moveable section (for regular ticket)
1 section - 1,100 won (To 10km)
2 sections - 1,300 won (Over 10km)
If by card, you will get 10% discount for adult (19 years and above) and 30% discount for teenager (from 13 years old to below 19 years old).
Where to buy Hanaro Card
You could buy at any Subway ticket offices or Pusan Bank (www.pusanbank.co.kr).
The card has a deposit of 5,000 won. Some with flashy designs like Hello Kitty cost about 6,000 won. (Price may change). Source: Busan Transportation
If you want to use the card, recharge or reload the card.
I didn't buy Hanaro card when I was in Busan, in the hope of saving my budget but it was a clumsy mistake. I should have bought it. Why? Because I visited Busan 3 times in 3 months! I love the beaches in Busan. Busan's transportation is more expensive than Seoul! Aigoo..heheh.
Fare Calculation: Nopodong Station to Jagalchi Station
Click here to calculate.
Nopodong Bus Terminal
If you use bus to visit Busan, you will most likely arrive at Nopodong Bus Terminal. The example shown here is based on the assumption that your lodging is around Jagalchi area.
From: Nopodong Station
To: Jagalchi Station
Journey time: 45 minutes.
Subway stop: 24 stations
Fare: 1,170 won by card, 1,300 won by cash
Fare Calculation: Busan Station to Jagalchi Station
If you use train or KTX from Seoul to Busan, you will arrive at Busan Station which is only 3 stops away from Jagalchi Station.
From: Busan Station
To: Jagalchi Station
Journey time: 6 minutes.
Subway stop: 3 stations
Fare: 990 won by card, 1,100 won by cash
Tip: Notice that you should think twice before taking the bus from Seoul to Busan if you stay around Jagalchi area.